It was the 1930's when aircraft first began to influence automobile design, in appearance as well as aerodynamics. A lovely example of this was the MG Midget Airline, a special-bodied version of Morris Garage's lightweight British sports car. First seen on the P-Type Midget chassis with 4-cylinder engine, a small number of these graceful two-door coupes were built on the faster, softer-riding N-Series chassis between 1934 and 1937. They were designed by H.W. Allingham of London and sub-contracted to Carbodies for construction. Apparently only one 6-cylinder N-Type with an Airline body still exists and it was sold at RM's Ponder Collection auction, where it earned $398,750, far above an estimated $200,000-250,000. A lot of money for an MG, indeed the highest to date, but for such a rare and beautiful car perhaps not unreasonable. offers an interesting article on the MG Airline and the auction.
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